ANSI/HI Pump Standards are encrypted for security purposes.  They are sold as a single-user license and may not be installed in a shared environment such as a network server or corporate Intranet.  They are intended for use by one individual.  If you have any questions about the license agreement, a copy is available at www.pumps.org/CDeula.pdf

The files are available on CD-ROM and require either Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe® Reader® to view.  Once installed, they require a one-time authorization in order to open.  Authorization requires the download and installation of an Adobe-approved plug-in by FileOpen Systems, Inc.  Detailed instructions explaining the download and authorization procedure are provided upon purchase.  You must be logged on to the Internet during the authorization.  Once authorized, Internet access is not required in order to access the file.  Permissions allow you to print and annotate the files.

Each set of standards has a unique 10-character Order ID.  Your Order ID will be affixed to the CD jacket when you first purchase the full set of standards on CD.  It is very important that you keep your Order ID in a safe place because it will be needed if you should ever want apply upgrades or move the standards to another computer.


Transferring the standards from one computer to another is a 3-step process - Unauthorize - Uninstall - Install/Authorize Version 3.1.  The Unauthorize and Uninstall steps are performed on the "old" computer and the Install/Authorize step is performed on the "new" computer. If the old computer is not accessible you will need to contact HI Technical Support at Publications@Pumps.org or 973.267.9700 ext 118 for assistance.

  1. While logged in to the old computer, from the program menu, select Start>Program Files>Hydraulic Institute>Unauthorize HI Standards.
  2. Enter your Order ID and click "Unauthorize". 
  3. A pdf opens and confirms the removal of the authorization.
  1. Still logged in to the old computer, from the program menu, select Start>Program Files>Hydraulic Institute>Uninstall HI Standards
  2. The program will ask you to confirm your intention to uninstall and, if you agree, will remove the program group and icons from your Program Manager/Start Menu and delete the Hydraulic Institute folder from your hard disk.

    Note: If you have run the Uninstaller and the Hydraulic Institute directory has not been removed this is because either:

    • There were items in the folder not put there by the HI Standards installation process, or
    • You do not have and the uninstall program cannot create the directory C:\TEMP, which is required by the Uninstaller.

In either case you can always manually delete the Hydraulic Institute folder.

  Install/Authorize Version 3.1  
  1. Log in to the new computer.
  2. Please move to step 3 if you already have Adobe® Reader® 9.0 or higher; otherwise download the latest version for free at www.adobe.com.
  3. Insert the Version 3.1 CD.
  4. When the Welcome screen appears, click on "Step A" to install the free Adobe-approved FileOpen plug-in.  NOTE: Adobe® Reader®/Acrobat® must be closed when you install the plug-in.
  5. Close your browser and return to the Welcome screen and click on “Step B” to install the standards.
  6. Be sure you are logged in to the new computer with the login and password of the individual who will be using the standards.
  7. From the Welcome menu, click on "Step C" to authorize Version 3.1.
  8. When prompted, enter your Version 3.1 Order ID and your email address and click "Authorize".
  9. A ReadMe.pdf should open that contains instructions on using and maintaining the standards.
  10. For future reference, a copy of this ReadMe.pdf has been saved to the same folder where your copy of the standards are installed.
  11. Close the ReadMe file and EXIT the Welcome Menu.
  12. Eject the CD and store it and your Version 3.1 Order ID in a safe place for future reference and upgrades.
If you do not have administrative privileges on your new computer, Install/Authorize Version 3.1 steps 6 through 10 and  may be completed by your IT department using their administrative login.

Contact HI Technical Support at (973) 267-9700 ext. 118 or Publications@Pumps.org.